In Wheel Time Car Talk

In Wheel Time Car Talk

The In Wheel Time Car Talk Podcast is a 30-minute version of the In Wheel Time live automotive talk show simulcasting every Saturday from 8a-11aCT. The LIVE broadcast covers a wide variety of content that automotive enthusiast find interesting - including new car reviews and maintenance tips that can be found here. Join Don Armstrong, Michael Marrs, and Konrad DeLong LIVE every Saturday from 8a-11aCT. Want more In Wheel Time in real time? Follow us for the latest updates! Twitter: https://twitter.com/InWheelTimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/inwheeltime/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InWheelTime/YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/InWheelTimeFor more information about In Wheel Time, visit: InWheelTime.com

Episodes

November 24, 2022 30 min

Once a year, for 61-years, the Houston Autorama has brought out some of the best custom cars in the Houston Area and across the country.  As the quality of the vehicles have gone up, so has the awards that are available.

The event is traditionally over the Thanksgiving Weekend, giving some time during the week and across the weekend for attendees.  For several years, the event is housed at the George R. Brown Center, adjacent to the...

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It can be somewhat disheartening to watch the car auctions on tv, where prices routinely hit the triple digits.  But is that all there is?  We take a look at some of the sell prices we found with Hemmings, a very reputable publication that has been around for years.

Then we look at Ford's Blue Oval City plans as part of the growing battery belt,
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Maybe not every automotive enthusiast has wanted a Monster Tuck at some time or another, but a whole bunch of us did.  We went to the events, cheered on our favorites as they crushed lesser vehicles and flew across the event.  Donuts are a time a dozen and it is one wheel stands.  

Craig Meaux is a monster truck lover, and he decided to do something about it.  Working in his home shop during his spare time, for 20 months, he finally...

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It was several years ago that we came to know the crew at 'Painthouse', the custom build shop that Randy Borcherding has built.  Besides the quality workmanship and attention to detail Randy has become known for, there is also the custom paint aspect.  Yep, Randy is an automotive paint mixologist.   He creates some awesome colors that are very unique and he names them accordingly - like the Viking Blood Red found on this Co...

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It seems the world of EVs is changing on a daily basis as new technology is developed, new products developed and released or even new manufacturing facilities that are being built.

One person we look to for the latest is Richard 'Buzz' Smith, the EVangelist.  Buzz has been an EV convert for almost ten years, and regularly attends seminars, sometimes as a presenter!  Great guy with a great sense of humor and presentation ski...

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November 18, 2022 30 min

On this episode of In Wheel Time Car Talk, we were scheduled to talk with one of the many car clubs in the Houston area.  We are big fans of car clubs.  It is a way to meet and hang out with other automotive enthusiasts.  A chance to exchange ideas and learn even more.  Unfortunately, due to some technical issues, we weren't able to connect - but we will.
In the mean time, we cover more of what will be coming up at the 62nd Hous...

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Much like the New Car Market and the Pre-owned segment, the Classic Car Market has been all over the place - up, down, and all around.  To get an idea of what is going on, we take a look at one of the most referenced sources, Hemmings.  

In our Feature segment, Michael Marrs takes a look at the 2022 Infiniti QX55, not the QX50, but the sportier QX55.

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In the pre-owned segment, or used cars as they are more likely called, there is always the unknown.  A person can bring in mechanics to go over a vehicles, but there is only so much they can look at and find in a parking lot.  What about the vehicle history?  How many owners?  Accidents?  Maintenance?  There are some things here that might influence a buying decision, at the very least, the more information a buyer has the better h...

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Auto sales at the OEM level may be settling down, back to normal?  Probably not the normal many of us have come to know, but a new normal.  Over in the pre-owned segment, many OEM dealerships are also adjusting, but what about the independent used car lot?  How are they fairing in this changing market?
 
On this episode of In Wheel Time Car Talk, we are talking with Mac DeLaup, owner/proprietor of Big Mac's Auto Sales.  Mac grew ...

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There are a lot of custom car shows across the country, but the Championship Auto Show/Autorama season kicks off in Houston, Texas.  This has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition that brings in hundreds of custom cars, trucks and motorcycles.  
In addition to the great custom vehicles, there is a swap meet, several displays by vendors, and there will be some celebrity guests.  From the far North, it will be 'Bad Chad and Joli...

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Living in South East Texas, down near the Gulf of Mexico, it is about like the automotive industry.  Don't like the way things are?  Wait a few hours and things will change.  
As the internet continues to become more and more of out live, online auto sales continues to 'increase'.  Not only are the OEM dealers learning how to make the sales, but there are companies that are truly focused on selling online.   Carvana is o...

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It is often said that the family that plays together, stays together, or maybe it is works together stays together.  Regardless, it is great to see a couple making the most of life, together, as much as they can. 

Andy and Mercedes Lilienthal are a very active couple, and they are also involved in their own exploits, like the Women Only Rebelle Rally.  Mercedes has entered this event multiple times, but not to be left out, Andy and ...

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We start this episode of In Wheel Time Car Talk with a look at our weekly feature - This Week In Auto History where we learn that Chevrolet Motor Company actually got started in 1911,  it was 1927 when the Ford Model A actually rolled out and Konrad has more in this segment.

We discuss the DeLorean EV briefly and we cover several other subjects as well.
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During this episode of In Wheel Time Car Talk, the crew is talking about several things that include race car tire temps?  and we even talk about new pickup pricing
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Short track oval racing is really a regional thing, with the smaller tracks scattered across the country, particularly the south.  Now we are not talking dirt track, which is a different setup and driving style - we are talking asphalt short track racing.
 
Our friend of the show, Rodney Rodriguez, is very knowledgeable and involved in the sport.  In addition to being one of the most requested track announcers, he has shared his know...

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Being the CEO of almost any company is pretty cool, but being in on some of the leading developments of our time, just has to be way cool.  Lewis Black is CEO of a company called Almonty Industries, an international raw materials development company.  Today we are talking about what it takes to get the precious metals needed for EV batteries and a surprising list of other 'commodities'.  

What does it take to find, then mine...

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Join us as we talk about SEMA and a few things going on there, and we are going to be LIVE at the upcoming 2022 Houston Autorama.  Join us to hear more details.

In our Feature segment, Michael Marrs is talking about the 2023 Grand Wagoneer, not the Cherokee, but the new and larger Wagoneer.

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When we first heard of a report about rear seat safety, a ight went off!  We don't hardly ever, if ever, talk about the safety in the rear seat, it is the front seat that get the attention.  So when we heard that Consumer Reports did some research, we wanted to hear more...and we hope you find it as interesting as we did.

Emily Thomas, with Consumer Reports, joins us as we learn about what makes a rear seat safer.

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We get to talk with Jack Nerad every once in a while out on the left coast and it is always informative, interesting and we cover a lot of subjects in a short time.

Not only is Jack a noted automotive author, he is a host on the podast 'America on the Road' and he is on the board of the North American Car and Truck of the Year organization.

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The big car shows, whether new or custom, seem to be a lot of fun ... to me.  In fact, one of the best type of car shows is the auto auction.  Why?  With Autorama or Championship Auto Shows or any of the like, the vehicles are on display, some of which are very elaborate..  A lot of fun to go and see but what if they weren't on display?  What if you could get up and close with out ropes or something to block access?  That is wh...

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